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January 14, 2010
 
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Regis University ColoradoBiz and The Sales Association - Colorado Chapter are proud to host the 25 Most Powerful Salespeople of Colorado Dinner & Executive Sales Panel made up of winners of the ColoradoBiz magazine's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople. In addition, you'll have the chance to meet the winners featured in the January 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz highlighting Colorado's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople! Register here for the dinner on January 27, 2010.

Politics and policy

Legalized marijuana is right around the corner
With the hippie generation moving into power, arguments for equating marijuana with heroine and cocaine are fading away. Indicators clearly point to an outright legalization with some interesting twists and turns.
By Thomas Frey

Which way is up?
If there's one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree upon is the pain that comes from losing your job. And Colorado is hardly immune from the funk that has stalled business and job creation. By Mike Cote

Mayor’s wife, would-be governor’s wife – but always a writer
The day the University of Denver released a 50-page report on immigration, Helen Thorpe was in a jet over the Atlantic coming home from Copenhagen, where her husband had just presented a speech.
By Mike Cote

“Just Like Us”
Here’s an excerpt from the book about four Mexican girls coming of age in America by Helen Thorpe, wife of Denver Mayor – and gubernatorial hopeful – John Hickenlooper.

Read Cote’s Colorado: Coming out of the shadows for more insight into the immigration issue.

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Community Calendar

“Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times”

Join your fellow Colorado business leaders from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for a candid discussion sponsored by the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Mike Cote, editor of ColoradoBiz, will moderate a panel of distinguished Colorado business executives, who will share their personal experiences with ethical dilemmas that many business leaders face in this challenging economy.

Featured panelists: Mario Carrera, vice president and general manager, Entravision Communications Corp.; Steven W. Farber, president and founding partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding Wen Hsu, co-owner and president, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, president and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive.

Tickets are $25 and include a continental breakfast. Click here to register.

 


On ColoradoBiz TV

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Hick wants to be governor
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announces his candidacy for governor and talks about why he decided to run.

 

ColoradoBiz Update

Dick talks Hick
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks to State GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams about Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s announcement that he’s running for governor.

 

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.

ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.

THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH

ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.

Enter the 2010 Sustainability Champion Awards competition

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Environmental Partnership have partnered with Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE) and ColoradoBiz to bring you the 2010 Sustainability Champion Awards, sponsored by PAETEC.

The Sustainability Champion Awards recognize individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond required duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society.

Recipients will be honored at the 2010 Sustainable Opportunities Summit, and will receive special mention in the March 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz.

Visit cobizmag.com for more information and to download the nomination form. The deadline is 4 p.m., Jan. 14.

Hot Biz Deals

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